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A poetic tribute to Chief of Prophets (PBUH&HP)
The Seal of Prophets and Chief of Messengers Prophet Muhammad bin Abdollah upon whom be blessings and peace, who possesses a book and a Shari'ah was born fifty-three years before the beginning of the hijra calendar in Mecca in the Hijaz amidst the family of Banu Hashim of the Tribe of Quraysh, who were the most honored of the Arab families. Here is a poetic tribute to him on Rabi`ul Awwal 17 – his birth anniversary:
Stories from the life of Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (as)
Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (A.S.) the Sixth Holy Imam from the progeny of holy Prophet Muhammad (S.W.), the creator of the first grand Islamic university and founder of the Imamia School of Jurisprudence was born in the holy city of Madinah on 17th Rabi al-Awwal 83 A.H.
Grand galas mark Imam Askery (p)’s B-Anniversary in Bahrain
MANAMA, Bahrain: The auspicious and scented occasion of the birth anniversary of father of Imam Al-Asr, or the Imam of Era Imam Al-Hujjah (may Allah hastens his reappearance), Al-Imam Hassan Al-Askery (peace be upon him) was marked in Bahrain on 10th of Raby As-Thani.
On R-Awwal 9: When the world shall shine with Your light…
A humble tribute in the respect worthy court of Imam of Our Era Baqiyatullah (May Allah hasten his reappearance) on the auspicious occasion of his coronation, the start of his Imamate (leadership):
Egypt: History of celebrating B-days of Prophet & Ahlul Bayt (p)
CAIRO, Egypt: Marking Moled An-Nabawi, or the birth anniversary of holy Prophet Muhammad (p), the biggest mosques and grounds have been decorated with grand pavilions, especially Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p) Mosque and As-Sayyidah Zeinab (p) Mosque for reception of devoting visitors in Egypt.
Character, virtues and sayings of Imam Al-'Askari (AS)
Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.W.)’s 11th truthful descendant, Imam Hasan Al-'Askari (A.S.), martyred at the age of 28 years on Rabi’ul Awwal 8 year 260 AH, was one of that illustrious series of the immaculate infallible each member of whom displayed the moral excellence of human perfection.
Malaysians pay homage to Sadiqayn, peace be on them
KUALA LAMPUR, Malaysia: Several programs and functions were held in Malaysia on the occasion of birthday of holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) and his sixth infallible descendant Al-Imam Jaffar bin Muhammad As-Sadiq (pbuh).
‘Why did my grandfather (p) kiss Hassan (p) on mouth…?’
A poem that presents condolence to holy Prophet (peace be upon him & his pure offspring) on the martyrdom of his beloved grandson Al-Imam Al-Hassan bin Ali bin Abi Taleb (peace be upon them) on 28th of Saffar al-Mozaffer, the second month of Islamic calendar:
Sayings of Chief of Prophets (pbuh&hp)
Safar 28 is the Demise Anniversary of Master of Prophets, Seal of Messengers, Brother of Commander of Faithful Ali (a.s.), Father of the Mistress of the Women of World Fatimah Zahra (a.s.), Grandfather of Chiefs of Youths of Paradise Hasnayn (a.s.), Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.w.). Here are some quotes of holy Prophet (s.w.) after extending condolences to the Imam of Era Baqiyatollah (a.s.) on the sad demise of his grandfather Prophet Muhammad (s.w.):
40 sayings of Masumeen (p) about Azadari
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorise forty traditions pertaining to those issues of religion, which they are in need of, Allah shall resurrect them on the Day of Judgment as jurisprudents and scholars. (Bihar al-Anwaar, vol. 2, p. 156; Al-Ikhtasaas, p.2)
Da’abal, his poem and Imam Ar-Ridha (pbuh)
Poet of Ahlul Bayt, or the progeny of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (pbuh&hp), Da’abal Al-Khazayee said, “When I wrote my well known poem admiring the family of Imam Ali (pbuh) and decided to proceed to Iranian city of Khorasan and present the poem to the eighth infallible descendant of holy Prophet (pbuh&hp) Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Ridha (pbuh) I undertook the journey, arrived Khorasan and recited my poem in the presence of the Imam (pbuh)…
Concise sketch of Imam Al-Kazim (p)’s life
Al-Imam Musa Al-Kazim (peace be on him), son of sixth imam Al-Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (peace be on him) and Hazrat Hamidah (peace be on her), is the seventh apostolic imam. He was born on Safar 7 in the city of Abwa between Mecca and Medina in the year 128 AH.
Quotes from Imam Musa bin Jafar (a.s.)
*~) Never bother to learn something not knowing which does not do you any harm, and never neglect to learn something whose negligence will increase your ignorance.
Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein (p)’s quotes on rights
Al-Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein (a.s.) gave a lengthy advice on human rights. This today appears in a book form and is called RISALAH AL-HUQUQ (Or a treatise on rights). In this book, the Imam (a.s.) describes examples of 51 different rights.
Bahrainis, Kuwaitis observe Ar-Rasoul Al-Adham (s)’s martyrdom
MANAMA/ KUWAIT CITY: In commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of Ar-Rasoul Al-Adham Prophet Muhammad (p), grand Majalis (mourning gatherings), Latmiyaat and Mawakib Azaiyah (mourning processions) were held across Bahrain and Kuwait.
Hazrat Zahra (as) in the verse of Mubahila
Event of Mubahila is famous and is known to all Muslims. Islamic scholars are united on the fact that the verse of Mubahila was revealed in regard to the Christian delegation who came from Najran to dispute the issue of Isa Ibn Maryam/Jesus son of Mary (AS) with the Prophet (SAW). In v.6 of Bihar, Imam Ali (AS) mentioned the event in the following manner:
Dua for Eid-e-Mubahila
According to reports there are a number of A'maal to be performed on Eid-e-Mubahila which falls on Zilhajj 24. among them is "Dua-e-Mubahila"
Heir of Knowledge of Prophets (p): Imam Baqir-ul-Uloom (p)
Holy Prophet (p)’s fifth infallible successor Imam Mohammad Baqir (p), known as Baqir-ul-Uloom, was the son of fourth Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein Zainul Abidin (p) and Hadhrat Fatima, daughter of Imam Hasan bin Ali bin Abi Taleb (p). He was martyred in Medina Munawwara on 7th of Dhul Hijjah in the year 114 AH at the age of 57.
Brief biography of Imam Taqi Al-Jawwad (p)
29th Zeeqa’ad is the martyrdom Day of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (p)’s ninth infallible descendant Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi Al-Jawwad (p), son of Hazrat Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Reza (p) and Hazrat Sabikah also known as Khaizran (p).
Ahadith of Imam Redha (p)
Dhul-Qa’adah 23, according to reports, is the martyrdom day of eighth infallible successor of Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad Mostapha (p), Hadhrat Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Redha (p). Here are some sayings of the Imam (p):
Health tips given by Imam Ar-Reza (as)
1- Dried grapes regulate the bile, remove excess phlegm from the body, strengthen the sinews, take away melancholic tendencies from the mind, and purify the soul.
Excellence of visitation to Imam Reza (as)'s shrine
The Shrine of Imam Reza, peace be on him, in Khurasan has become one of the holy and sacred shrines in Islam, for it has acquired a halo of admiration and sanctification, to the extent that none of the shrines of Allah's friends has such admiration and sanctification, for millions of Muslims visit it in order to seek nearness to Allah through it.
Syria and Bahrain: Report of Shawal 25 commemoration
DAMASCUS, Syria: Grand Majales and Maseeraat Azaiyah, or mourning gatherings and processions, were organized in Syria and Bahrain like other global parts to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Ja’far As-Sadeq (as) on 25th Shawal.
Short prayers from Prophet (s)’s 8th successor
Here are three short Ad’iyah from Hazrat Imam Ali bin Moosa Ar-Reza (as), Gharibul Ghuraba, Moghith-ush-shiiatay waz’zuwwaray fee Yomil Jaza, whose holy mausoleum is situated in the holy city of Mash’had, Iran:
A glance at sacred life of Imam-e-Zaamin (AS)
Imam Ali ibne Musa Ar-Reza (A.S.), the eighth Imam and descendant of Holy Prophet (SAW), was born on Thursday 11th Zee al-Qa'adah 148 A.H. /29 December 765 A.D. in Madinah. He was named Ali by his holy father, Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.), the seventh Imam. He was divinely entitled ‘Reza’ (meaning that Allah Almighty and His Holy Messenger (S.A.W.) were deeply pleased with him), and his nickname was Abul Hasan.
Little about Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (A.S.)
25th Shawwal is the Martyrdom Anniversary of Hazrat Imam Jafar-as-Sadiq (A.S.), according to some traditions while some traditions say 15th Shawwal is Imam (A.S.)’s martyrdom day.
Prophet (p)’s 6th infallible descendant – Imam Sadiq (as)
Shawal 15 is the martyrdom anniversary of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saw)’s sixth infallible successor Hazrat Imam Ja’far bin Muhammad As-Sadiq (as).
Pearls from Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (AS)
* Knowledge is a shield, truthfulness is might, ignorance is abasement, understanding is glory, generosity is success, good behavior causes friendship, he who has knowledge about his time ambiguous things do not attack him, and determination is mistrust.
He who stood by the side of Muhammad (p)…
At the time of the Prophet (p) there stood a light,
Last will of Amir-ul-Momineen (p)
It was 19th morning of the month of Ramadan in the year 40 A.H., when Ibn-e-Muljim (L) struck Commander of the Faithful, cousin and son-in-law of the Chief of Prophets (p) Al-Imam Ali ibn-e-Abi Talib (p) with poisoned sword during Fajr (morning) prayer in the Mosque of Kufa making entire universe to weep and weep.
Short maxims by Mola-e-Kaenaat Hazrat Ali (as)
~The best companion is submission (to Allah's will).
Words of Gate of City of Knowledge on heart
The first infallible descendant of the Seal of Prophets Al-Imam Ali ibn-e-Abi Talib (peace be on him) was born in the House of Allah, the Ka'ba, on Rajab 13 and martyred in the House of Allah, Kufa Mosque, on Ramadan 21.
First happiness of Prophet (S)’s house - Imam Hassan (A)
It was the mid of the holy month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, when the first happiness of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) - Hazrat Imam Hassan (AS) - was born in the house of Hazrat Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA). The Prophet (SAW) on behalf of Almighty Allah named him Hassan (AS).
Pearls from Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (a.s.)
* Do not be hasty in punishing (someone’s) sin, and leave (room) between the two (fault and punishment) for apology.
Excerpts from Prophet (p)’s sermon on Ramadan reception
The Prophet Muhammad (peace of Allah be upon him & his pure progeny) delivered a sermon on the last Friday of Sha'ban on the reception of the holy month of Ramadan, the month that enjoys the status of being the “Month of Allah”. Excerpts from the sermon are:
The awaited Imam in light of Islam and other religions
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said my successors are twelve. The first one is my brother Ali (as) and the last one my son Al-Mahdi (as) who shall fill the world with justice and Jesus, son of Mary, shall say his prayer behind him in the last day. Then he quoted Sura 39 Ayeh 69 and the earth will shine with glory of its Lord. Al Mahdi’s minor occultation (Ghaybat) was from 260 AH to 329 AH and major Ghabat from 329 AH ‘til the Day of Judgment.
Prayers of Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (a.s.)
My God, who can have tasted the sweetness of Thy love,
Narrations from the 12th Imam (peace be upon him)
1 - Benefiting from me in my absence is as benefiting from the sun in its
disappearance behind the clouds and certainly I am security - grantor for the
people of earth as stars are security - grantors for the people of sky.
Rich reward promised to visitor of Masumeen (as)’ graves
Visiting the holy shrines of holy Prophet Muhammad (peace of Allah be upon him & his pure progeny)’s infallible descendants - the Imams (peace of Allah be upon them) - and to greet them reciting Ziyarah are within the rights against their adherents as an expression of loyalty to them.
A small selection of Imam Zainul Abidin (AS)’s sayings
The fourth infallible descendant of holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be on them), Imam Ali bin al-Husayn Zaynul Abidin (peace be on them), was born in Medina on Sha’ban 5 in the year 38 A.H. (658/9). He lived with his grandfather, the Commander of the faithful (peace be on him) for two years, with his uncle al-Hasan (peace be on him) for twelve years, and with his father al-Husayn (peace be on him) for twenty-three years. Following are a small selection of his sayings:
Imam Husayn (AS) rescued Islam – A poem
It was peak of the mischief and virtues in chains;
Pearls from Sibtur-Rasool Al-Akram (p)
*People are the servants of the World and touch the religion by their tongues. Till such time that they know that religion does not carry any harm for them, they would move and spin around it. But when the test comes then the real religious ones are (to be seen) actually very few in number.
A little about Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (as)
Imam Musa bin Ja'fer Al-Kadhim (a.s.), son of Imam Ja'fer Sadiq (a.s.) and Hadhrat Hamida Al-Barbariyya (a.s.), was born on 7th Safar 128 a.h. in Abwa (a place between Mecca and Madina) where there is buried Hadhrat Amina (a.s.), the Prophet Muhammad's (saw) mother.
Brief sayings of Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kazem (A.S.)
1. Plants grow in plain, not rocky, lands. In the same way, wisdom will grow in the hearts of the modest, not the arrogant, because Allah has made modesty the instrument of the mind and made arrogance the instrument of ignorance.
Pearls from Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Reza (as)
Doing seven things without doing the seven other things is self-mockery: asking for forgiveness from Allah verbally without repenting with the heart; asking for Allah's help without undertaking any effort; making a firm resolution to do something without taking due precautions; asking Allah for Paradise without enduring the related hardships; beseeching deliverance from the Hell-fire without refraining from lusts; remembering Allah without anticipating to encounter Him.
Signs of Chief of Prophets – Prophet Mohammad (p)
Here are some signs of the Chief of Prophets, Seal of Prophets, cousin of Commander of Faithful Al-Imam Ali (a), father of the Mistress of the Women of World Seyedah Fatemah Zahraa (a), grandfather of Chiefs of the Youth of Paradise Al-Imam Al-Hassan (a) and al-Imam Al-Hussein (a), Prophet Mohammad Mostafa (s):
Birth of Ali (a) in Ka’ba – A unique distinction
Hazrat Ali (A.S,) was born in Makkah on Friday, the 13th day of Rajab, 600 A.D. he (A.S.) is the only unique personality in the world who was born in the Holy Kaaba and was martyred in the Mosque. Both the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and Hazrat Ali (A.S.) belonged to the same clan Bani Hashim.
“Oh, gold you may betray other but not me…”
Al-Imam Ali (a) is Lion of Allah
Words of City of Knowledge about Gate of the City
Some of famous sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) regarding the uniqueness and magnificence of Imam Ali (A.S.) as recorded in all the authentic Aammah and Khassah sources:
9th infallible heir of Prophet (s) - Imam Al-Jawad (a)
The Ninth Infallible Imam and the Greatest Miracle of his age Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.) who enriched and expanded the Islamic thought and Shari'a was born in the holy city of Madina-the city of his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.), on 10th Rajab 195 A.H. He was the son of Imam Ali Reza (A.S.) and Hazrat Sabika also known as Khaizarun (S.A.).
Maxims from Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S.)
1 - As a man asked Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.) for an advice, Imam (A.S.) said: Put your head on steadfastness, embrace poverty, reject the lusts, oppose your passions, and know that you cannot be out of Allah's sight. Consider how you should behave, then.
Imam Ali Al-Hadi (as) - The Guardian of Islam
Imam Ali-un-Naqi Al-Hadi (A.S.), the tenth holy Imam, was the son of Imam Muhammad Taqi Al-Jawad (A.S.) and Hazrat Samana al-Maghribiya (A.S.). He was the Infallible Leader of the Muslims who safeguarded the Islamic Sharia from the innovations spread by the ruling Abbasid caliphs was martyred by poisoning on the third day of the month of Rajab in the year 254 A.H. at Samarra (Iraq) by the Abbasid caliph Mu'taz.
An event from Imam Al-Hadi (AS)’s life
Mutawakkil, who was a deadly foe of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) keeping antagonism for the Prophet (S)’s progeny (A.S.), himself had to ask Imam Ali bin Muhammad Al-Hadi (A.S.) when the Caesar of Rome wrote to Mutawakkil a letter asking him a question.
Sound of footsteps reminded him of the way Prophet…
The pure Prophetic house (Pbuh) was swept with joy and delight on the first day of the lunar month of Rajab, 57 A. H. when Imam Muhammad bin Ali ibnil Hussein Al-Baqir (Pbuh) was born illuminating the whole world with his refulgence.
Prophet (s)’s 5th infallible descendant exhorts on five things
A famous saying of Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) is “I admonish you regarding five things: if you are wronged, do not commit wrong doing to others; if you are betrayed, do not betray anyone; if you are called a liar, do not be furious; if you are praised, do not be jubilant; if you are criticized, do not fret and think of what is said in criticism.”
Golden words from Imam Baqir-ul-Uloom (as)
Imam Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) said:
Salutations to Leader of the Women of Paradise (as)
Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Messenger of Allah (S)
Sayings of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)
Allah made belief to be purification for you from polytheism, and prayer an exaltation for you from conceit.
Daughter of Prophet (S) - The Lady of Light
The prophet of Islam had only one daughter, Fatima. She was born at Mecca on Friday 20th jamadiul akhar, about 8 years before hijrah, and martyred in Medina in 11th hijri. Her mother Hazrat Khadija (SA) died when she was a child and the prophet himself brought her up. She was married to Imam Ali (AS) in Medina in 2nd hijri. Her titles are Zahra, Siddiqa, Tahira, Kubra, Razia, Marzia, Batool and Mohaddisa.
Commander of faithful (s)’s sad words on Umm-e-Abiha (s)’s martyrdom
Third of Jamadius Saani (according to famous narrations) is that sorrowful, pathetic and grievous day when the beloved daughter of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace of Allah be upon Him and his pure progeny) was martyred in the year 11 AH in Medina al-Munawwara shortly after the departure of Chief of Prophets from this world.
Little about Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)
The Leader of the Women of the Worlds, the only Daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.), the Mother of the Leaders of Youth of Paradise Imam Hasan (A.S.) and Imam Husain (A.S.), Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.) completely resembled the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.).